Under The Puppet

Under The Puppet

Since 2017. Under The Puppet is a monthly show that talks to working puppeteers about the art and business of puppetry. Guests will include puppeteers from The Muppets, Sesame Street, The Jim Henson Company and more. The show also covers other forms of puppetry such as marionettes, shadow puppetry and Bunraku . Hosted by puppeteer Grant Baciocco (The Jim Henson Company, Mystery Science Theatre 3000).... Show More

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July 1, 2020 76 min

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - Ventriloquist Jay Johnson became a household name starring on the sitcom Soap as ventriloquist Chuck Campbell.  He later went on to win a Tony Award for his Broadway show The Two And Only.  I talk to Jay Johnson about his incredible career on this episode of Under The Puppet.

Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!

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WEBSITE: https://ww...

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - For the past several years, The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California has embraced puppetry in the form of The Pacific Pals! These colorful underwater personalities help educate visitors about different issues related to the animals that live in the ocean. I sit down with The Aquarium’s Creative Arts in Science Supervisor Luke Richmond and Creative Arts in Science Education Coordinator an...

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - I talk to master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett, who is teaching a Master Class at the 2020 National Puppetry Conference, about his thoughts on the Conference and what those who tune in can expect!

THE 2020 NATIONAL PUPPETRY CONFERENCE AT THE O'NEILL:
INFO - https://www.theoneill.org/pup
MASTER CLASS TICKETS - https://theoneill.secure.force.com/ticket/

CONNECT WITH RONNIE:
WEBSITE - http://www.johnlam...

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - Cheryl Blaylock puppeteered the character Eureeka on the hit Nickelodeon show Eureeka’s Castle.  Other credits include work on Sesame Street, Oobi, The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth and several projects with The Muppets.  I talk with Cheryl about these projects and more on this episode of Under The Puppet.

Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - In this first Puppeteer Roundtable, I am joined by Donna Kimball (Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal Age of Resistance) and Allan Trautman (Muppets, Happytime Murders) to discuss the ins and outs of auditions and how puppeteers can take the best advantage of them.

Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!

CONNECT WITH ALLAN:
WEBSITE - https://allantrautman.com
I...

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - Mark Bryan Wilson puppeteered Slimer in blockbuster film Ghostbusters.  His other credits include puppetry work on Beetlejuice, Hook, MuppetVision 3D and The Mr. Potato Head Show to name just a few.

Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!

CONNECT WITH MARK:
WEBSITE - http://www.markbryanwilson.com
FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/Mark-Bryan-Wilson-...

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - In this episode I chat with Aran de la Peña of Pro Puppet Makers about how he constructed the giant puppets for Disney/Pixar's A Celebration of the Music of Coco!

Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!  Plus, check out even more audio from this interview on the Under The Puppet App!

CONNECT WITH PRO PUPPET MAKERS:
WEBSITE
- https://www.propuppetma...

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - My guest this episode is David Stephens of All Hands Productions. David creates family friendly, one person puppets shows that tour all across the United States.  I talk to David all about his career including his stint on Sesame Street!

Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!

CONNECT WITH DAVID:
WEBSITE
- https://www.allhandsproductions.com
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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - My guest for this episode is puppeteer Katy Williams.  As you’ll hear, Katy has an incredible passion for puppetry and this passion lead her to found and be the first president of the new Rocky Mountain Puppetry Guild in the Dever, Colorado area.  She has some great advice for those looking to do the same. 

Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - This episode my guests are Olga Felgemacher & Craig Marin, the creative minds behind Flexitoon.  Over the years they've worked on such shows as Pinwheel for Nickelodeon, Shining Time Station for PBS and many more. In this interview we talk their amazing influences, creating one of the most popular Super Bowl commercials of all time and more!  Plus, stay tuned after the interview to find out h...

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - On February 13, 2020, Sid & Marty Krofft received their, long overdue, star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  The ceremony featured tremendous praise for the creative duo from some of the Brady Bunch actors, the creator of My Name is Earl, Greg Garcia, David Arquette and a few surprise guests.  On this special episode of Under The Puppet, we take you to Hollywood for the Walk of Fame ceremony for S...

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - My guest this episode is Raymond Carr.  Raymond has worked on many projects including The Jim Henson Company's Splash and Bubbles, Nickelodeon's Lazytown and more.  He has also produced several of his own puppet films and has been involved with the Center For Puppetry Arts' Xperimental Puppetry Program. We talk about all these things and much more. Plus, stay tuned after the interview to ...

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - In this episode, I sit down with Kevin Carlson to talk SAG/AFTRA Contracts and how they relate to puppeteers. Kevin and I discuss what those contracts should and shouldn’t say, what to do if you’re presented with a contract that doesn’t look right and more.

Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!

DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
SAG/AFTRA PUPPETEERS VIDEO - http...

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - This episode I sit down with one of the legends in the world of puppetry, Marty Krofft.  Along with his brother Sid, Marty is responsible for such shows as H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters and many more.  I talk with Marty about his amazing career and his advice for your puppeteers and show creators.  Plus, stay tuned after the interview for details on this show's mon...

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - Tarish Pipkins performs puppetry under the name Jeghetto. The creations that emerge from Jeghetto’s Workshop are incredibly unique and endlessly fascinating.  In this episode I sit down with Jeghetto to discuss his path to puppetry, the different shows he’s created, his work with Missy Elliott and much, much more.  Interview recorded at the 2019 National Puppetry Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  ...

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - Heath McIvor started puppeteering when he was 17 years old and he’s worked on everything from television shows such as Jim Henson’s Me & My Monsters to arena spectaculars like Walking With Dinosaurs.  His greatest claim to fame though, may just be his own character, Randy FeltFace who has appeared in a countless number of theater festivals and on television shows around the world.  I talk to Heat...

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - Transylvania Television, or TVTV, is a truly independent puppet television series.  In this episode I speak with the creative team behind the show, Gordon Smuder, Michael Heagle and Jennifer Menken.  If you've ever wanted to start your own puppet television series, this is a MUST LISTEN episode!  Recorded while at the 2019 Puppeteers of America National Festival!

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - Trace Beaulieu is a founding cast member of the television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 where he originated the role of Crow T. Robot.  In this episode, recorded live at the 2019 National Puppetry Festival, I talk to Trace about what brought him to the world of  puppetry and we get some behind the scenes stories about working on Mystery Science Theater 3000.  We also open the floor to questions.

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - This episode my guest is Ronnie Le Drew. He's worked in puppetry for over 50 years, starting as a teen at The Little Angel Theatre in London. He went on to work in theatre, television and film including on Labyrinth, Little Shop of Horrors, Muppet Christmas Carol and more. He also portrayed the character of Zippy on the long running show Rainbow. I talk to Ronnie about all these things and more i...

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - In this Under The Puppet App Exclusive episode, Allan Trautman returns to discuss his first trip to the Eugene O'Neill National Puppetry Conference.  We talk about the project Allan worked on while there and also the nuts and bolts of the Conference like accommodations and food!  This is a great primer for folks who want to know more.

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WEBSITE - https://ww...

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